CIP 003: The C Word (Not Another How-To-Act-More-Confident Guide)

This episode of the Creative Introvert Podcast is for anyone who is sick and tired of all the patronising, overly simplistic, overly complicated or just sappy self-help goop about CONFIDENCE. Confidence is a word that has been muddied by the likes of ‘confidence gurus’ and other extroverted self-help characters who I simply can’t relate to. Here’s […]

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5 Myths About the 'C' Word (Confidence) >>

5 Myths About the C Word

To clarify: the ‘C’ word I’m referring to is: CONFIDENCE. It’s a word that has been, for me, muddied with the likes of ‘confidence gurus’ and other extroverted characters I’ve never been able to relate to. When speaking to my coach about this confidence conundrum, he reminded me of the origin of the word: ‘confidence’ […]

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What is a 'Confidence Bypass' exactly? Find out more and how to avoid making a wrong turn...

The Confidence Bypass

‘Just act more confident’ ‘If only I had more confidence…’ ‘How to get more confidence today!’ The ‘C’ word has always had a tendency to make me squirm. When confidence coaches tell us to puff our chests out, fake it until ya make it, lipsync to songs in the car and dance like no ones […]

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7 Networking Tips For Awkward Introverts (Like Me)

Honestly, I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys networking events… but then, most of my friends are fellow introverts who would prefer to be at home, sipping tea (or something stronger) and far away from the din of smalltalk at an awkward networking event. Too bad they’re pretty unavoidable for those of us who want […]

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4 Lies Creatives Need to Stop Believing

Listening the amount of podcasts I do, reading the amount of books and blogs, and watching the odd Youtube video; I take in a boatload of information from ‘experts’ in the creative industries. Now, I do this because (1) I enjoy learning (2) I enjoy thinking and (3) I like these people. BUT. The amount of […]

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How To Use Storytelling To Overcome Fear

I’ll admit it: I’m new to the idea of storytelling. Yep, I was told stories a lot as a kid… but I was never EVER the storyteller. Recently though, I’ve come to learn we’re all storytellers. They might just be the ones we tell ourselves in our heads, but that inner monologue is there. Now, I […]

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